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The Colonization of Africa. Between the 1870s and 1900, Africa faced European imperialist aggression, diplomatic pressures, military invasions, and eventual conquest and colonization.

The Colonization of Africa

At the same time, African societies put up various forms of resistance against the attempt to colonize their countries and impose foreign domination. By the early twentieth century, however, much of Africa, except Ethiopia and Liberia, had been colonized by European powers. The European imperialist push into Africa was motivated by three main factors, economic, political, and social. Fiction v nonfiction – English literature's made-up divide. There’s a mighty canyon that runs down the middle of the world of the word, carving through bookshops, libraries and literary prizes, splitting them into fiction and nonfiction.

Fiction v nonfiction – English literature's made-up divide

Those who try to build bridges over this fissure may find themselves – like Geoff Dyer – rejecting the terms on which they are read, or, like Sheila Heti, arguing with their own book jackets. Those who are caught on the wrong side of the divide are attacked as frauds, pillioried or even – like James Frey – hounded out of their homes. But according to the writer Aleksandar Hemon, this strange chasm doesn’t even exist in the language of his birth. In Bosnian, says Hemon, “there are no words for fiction and nonfiction, or the distinction thereof”.

“This is not to say that there is no truth or untruth,” he continues. Proportional-pie-chart-of-the-worlds-most-spoken-languages-1. Berlin Conference To Colonize Africa Began On This Day In 1884. Arab/Arabic/Arabian. Arabs are a people whose place of ethnic origin is the Arabian Peninsula.


The language which they speak, and which has spread widely to other areas, is Arabic. “Arabic” is not generally used as an adjective except when referring to the language or in a few traditional phrases such as “gum arabic” and “arabic numerals.” Note that in these few phrases the word is not capitalized. Otherwise it is “Arab customs,” “Arab groups,” “Arab countries,” etc. Deep Racism: The Forgotten History Of Human Zoos. In the late 1800s to well into the 1900s, Europeans created “human zoos” in cities like Paris; Hamburg, Germany; Antwerp, Belgium; Barcelona, Spain; London; Milan; Warsaw, Poland; St Louis; and New York City.

Deep Racism: The Forgotten History Of Human Zoos

These were popular human exhibits where whites went to watch Black people who were on display. The Black people were usually forced to live behind gates and in cages similar to animals in a zoo today. Some of the human exhibits were coerced into appearing or even kidnapped. Others agreed to go on tour in return for a wage. Decolonizing the University. This text is a transcription of a talk given at Azania House, Bremner Building, University of Cape Town, April 2015.

Decolonizing the University

Idris Elba can't be James Bond because he isn't 'English English' says Roger Moore. By Sebastian Shakespeare for the Daily Mail Published: 01:39 GMT, 28 March 2015 | Updated: 13:08 GMT, 28 March 2015 Might Sir Roger Moore be even more politically incorrect than his old alter ego James Bond?

Idris Elba can't be James Bond because he isn't 'English English' says Roger Moore

Interviewed in the new Paris Match magazine he is asked about the widely mooted idea of black British actor Idris Elba becoming the next 007. 'A few years ago, I said that [black actor] Cuba Gooding Jnr would make an excellent Bond, but it was a joke! ' Watch colonialism collapse before your eyes in this mesmerizing GIF. One of the things that bothers people so much about Russia's slow play to gobble up chunks of Ukraine is that countries, by and large, have stopped annexing each others' territory since World War II.

Watch colonialism collapse before your eyes in this mesmerizing GIF

This modern success is all the more remarkable by the fact that, for most of history, countries loved to conquer land and subjugate the people living there. European colonialism has been far and away the worst offender in this regard in the last 500 years. Take a look at this GIF charting the rise and fall of (mostly) European empires from 1492, when the European discovery of the Americas kicked off their movement west and south, to 2008. (Asuros) A lot of interesting things pop out in that GIF. Thailand never got colonized by any power, European or Asian. Africa's size. British Colonialism in Antigua - Caribbean History and Hurricanes. Norway to restage 1914 'human zoo' that exhibited Africans as inmates. Dialogues Home Page. Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story. King Leopold's Soliloquy, by Mark Twain. By Mark Twain Boston: The P.

King Leopold's Soliloquy, by Mark Twain

R. Warren Co., 1905. Second Edition. [Note: Paginated according to the edition by International Publishers, New York, 1970- GF] 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World. If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life.

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. The World Factbook. The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

The World Factbook

We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Contact Information Submit questions or comments online By postal mail: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20505 By phone:(703) 482-0623Open during normal business hours. By fax:(571) 204-3800(please include a phone number where we may call you) Contact the Office of Inspector General Contact the Employment Verification Office. Department of English Languages and Literature - Courses. Copyright 1997, 1998 by John Lye. This text may be freely used, with attribution, for non-profit purposes.

As with all of my posts for this course, this document is open to change. If you have any suggestions (additions, qualifications, arguments), mail me. Post-colonial theory deals with the reading and writing of literature written in previously or currently colonized countries, or literature written in colonizing countries which deals with colonization or colonized peoples. PostcolDefs. You should read over the following definitions in order to understand some of the basic ideas associated with post-colonialist literature: colonialism: The imperialist expansion of Europe into the rest of the world during the last four hundred years in which a dominant imperium or center carried on a relationship of control and influence over its margins or colonies.

This relationship tended to extend to social, pedagogical, economic, political, and broadly culturally exchanges often with a hierarchical European settler class and local, educated (compractor) elite class forming layers between the European "mother" nation and the various indigenous peoples who were controlled. Such a system carried within it inherent notions of racial inferiority and exotic otherness. Global explorations of race, class, gender, sexuality and disability within cultures of technology. Apartheid Museum. Archive - Apartheid in South Africa - Living under racial segregation and discrimination. Apartheid Timeline. APARTHEID TIMELINE Use with the handout "Introduction to Apartheid", used in Section B of the lesson on Racial Discrimination Directions for teacher: · Cut the timeline into strips as indicated by the dotted lines. · Divide students into groups and give each group one strip.

Directions for the activity are provided on the handout "Introduction to Apartheid. " Selection 1 (Note: The term "Africans" is used to refer to black Africans.) · 1651: Dutch settlers arrive in South Africa. Postcolonial Studies @ Emory.